Carex blanda, Common Wood Sedge

Common Wood Sedge is the sedge I might find in the compacted gravel at the edges of driveway and woods, baking in the afternoon sun. It is, however, most commonly found in woodland settings. A versatile plant for woodland plantings and renovations, for trail-side and elsewhere, but not great for traditional flower gardens, unless a spready sedge is your thing, then, by all means, it will do well almost anywhere. It will grow well in disturbed settings (like driveway gravel), so it is a good candidate for planting after buckthorn removal.

Blooms: cream-green, May into June

Height: 6 to 18 inches

Conditions: sun to shade, moist-medium to dry soils